Connie Podesta

Connie Podesta

Speaker Connie Podesta motivational and inspirational keynotes

Speaker: Connie Podesta

Expert In Changing Lives And Author, Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t For Other People


  • Absolute Fearless Success: The Power of Passion and Potential
  • Dynamic Fearless Leadership: The Power of Influence and Empowerment
  • Game-Changing Fearless Sales: The Power of Personality and Persuasion
  • Standout From The Crowd: How to Out-think and Out-Perform the Competition
  • Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t For Other People: The Power of Relationships-Personal and Professional

Using a masterful combination of comic talent, dramatic flair and warm human insight, speaker Connie Podesta tackles the make-or-break issues that control productivity and morale.

An author, educator, licensed professional counselor and former director of staff development and employee assistance, as a speaker Connie Podesta doesn’t just address an audience─she captivates them, inspires them and motivates them to new heights of personal and professional achievement. Offering practical advice that can be applied at work and home, she reminds audiences that the quality of their personal life directly affects their professional success. Podesta uses her natural talent has an entertainer to connect with her audience, while delivering hands on advice that changes lives and bottom lines. Podesta is the author of Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t for Other PeopleSelf Esteem & The Six-Second Secret and co-authored How to be the Person Successful Companies Fight to Keep.

Absolute Fearless Success: The Power of Passion and Potential

Reality #1: Business as Usual is Over. We can’t continue to do things the way we used to and still be successful, competitive and profitable. Reality: people either get it or they don’t. They are either in crisis mode or forward-thinking growth mode. They either have a FEARFUL mindset that causes them to resist change and fight for status quo. Or they have a FEARLESS mindset and are moving full-speed ahead to transform themselves and do what it takes to get the results they want.

Reality #2: Your future success depends on two things: 1) your ability to “close the gap” between where you are now and where you need to be in order to achieve outstanding RESULTS—both personally and professionally and 2) Your willingness and ability to ADAPT quickly. To life. To change. To technology. To new ideas.

Solution: With laugh-out-loud humor and killer success strategies, Connie will empower you to develop the FEARLESS attitudes necessary to embrace new ways of thinking, leading, selling, balancing home/career, motivating employees, customer service and creating productive teams.

Dynamic Fearless Leadership: The Power of Influence and Empowerment

Reality : Leadership is a powerful privilege–open to everyone, regardless of title or job description. Connie has worked with some of the world’s great leaders and discovered two common traits: 1) they have the intuitive ability to identify the “gap” between where people (including themselves) are now and where they need to be in order to achieve powerful RESULTS and 2) they have the talent and desire to use that knowledge to mentor, train, and inspire others to be confident and successful in their own right. Leadership is more about service, than wielding power. More about empowering people than “managing” people. More about “charging people up” than being in charge. More about making good choices for the right reason than pleasing everyone.

Solution: With her comedic wit and trademark no-nonsense style, Connie is known world-wide for helping leaders create teams that are energized and FEARLESS in their quest for success. Get ready to go straight inside the minds of most common leadership styles and see which one fits you to a tee and which one would be YOUR first choice to follow and respect.

Game-Changing Fearless Sales: The Power of Personality and Persuasion

Reality: The number one key to increasing your sales is to identify the gap between where your customer is NOW and where they need to be to achieve the results they want. Closing that “gap” is what closes the deal and no one can teach you how to do that better than Connie. Bottom line–“Selling as Usual” won’t cut it anymore. Pressure tactics and overcoming objectives is both outdated and irritating.

Solution: Connie is FEARLESS when it comes to taking sales to a whole new level. And don’t even try to use the economy, territory, or price as excuses. SELLING YOURSELF is more important than product, price or brand. Connie puts you right smack inside the mind of today’s new breed of customer. Bargain-hunting. Internet Savvy. Indecisive. And PICKY–especially when it comes to the buying process. With her tell-it-like-it-is delivery, laugh-out-loud humor and killer SALES STRATEGIES, get ready to increase sales, grow your business, develop long-term customers and…..BLOW THE ROOF off of sales done the “old” way!

Standout From The Crowd: How to Out-think and Out-Perform the Competition

Reality: “Business as usual” is no longer enough. The game has changed, and the competition is closing in with new strategies daily. If you want to STAND OUT and succeed in an environment where dramatic change happens at the click of a mouse, then you will have to out-shine past performance, out-think old ideas and out-maneuver anyone who says it can’t be done . In order to close the gap between where you are NOW and where you want, need and deserve to be to achieve great results., you must:


Solution: Your success depends upon your ability and determination to be recognized as unique, vital, and “one-of-a-kind” person. Someone that consistently delivers more than expected in the areas of added value, creative thinking, managing expectations, leadership and amazing, proactive service to both internal and external customers. Entertaining, yet insightful and refreshingly candid, Connie has the answers you need to accelerate past your competition and truly STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD!

Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t For Other People: The Power of Relationships-Personal and Professional

Reality: Difficult people and situations can certainly drive us crazy—at work and home. Imagine what you could accomplish if you understood what makes people do what they do and say what they say. Bottom line: Your ability to communicate, negotiate and mediate effectively and assertively affects not only the quality of your relationships, but your ability to learn. Lead. Sell. Produce. Create. Work as a team. Enjoy life. Stay healthy. Luckily, Connie’s got the answers you need to “decode” the mystery of human behavior so you can handle whatever life throws you way.

Solution: With a rare blend of laugh-out-loud humor, engaging personality, and fearless life strategies, Connie has the uncanny ability to get right inside the minds of every type of personality so you can be a WINNER in the relationship game. Get ready to learn more about yourself and others than you ever thought possible.